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Dr. Anderson served for 19 years as a U.S. Navy chaplain. His last assignment before retirement from the Navy was as the Deputy Chaplain for Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capitol Region at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. His portfolio includes Joint Plans and Operations for Religious Support for ceremonies and circumstances that might overwhelm the capacity of civil authorities. He also served as the Chief of the Department of Pastoral Care and Clinical Ethicist at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital on Fort Belvoir.
Prior to his Naval career, Chaplain Anderson pastored in the Allegheny East and Potomac Conferences of Seventh-day Adventists. He completed his undergraduate work in Theology at Columbia Union College (WAU) in Takoma Park, Maryland. He earned four graduate degrees–a Master of Divinity from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, a Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and a Masters of Sacred Theology in Religion and Culture from Boston University. His Doctor of Ministry degree was conferred by Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Anderson also completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Anderson also holds certifications in Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Civil Mediation, Alternative Workplace Dispute Resolution, Temperament Analysis, Marriage Enrichment, Workforce Diversity, and is a certified Life Coach.